Click on all the squares with traffic lights… fail. Taxis… fail… AGH! If you’ve ever been stuck in a CAPTCHA hell loop then Apple have very good news.
The irritating test to prove that you’re a human and not some sort of internet browsing robot has bugged people the world over for years now. If the pictures don’t get you, it’s those bloody messed up ransom note letters and numbers that are more often than not completely indecipherable. Even the simplified little clicky box version is a bit of a drag.
So, news that the upcoming iOS 16 update will make these digital irritants a thing of history for Apple users is very good news indeed. It’s just a shame that we have to wait until spring, although public betas are set to hit in July.
MacRumors report that the upcoming addition of Private Access Tokens to Apple’s iOS 16 – as well as iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura – will bring joy to our online worlds, using background verification via iCloud to inform websites that we are indeed trustworthy living and breathing human types.
Set to be squirreled away in ‘Settings’, under the guise of ‘Automatic Verification’, it’ll be automatically set to on when the update launches.
Google, the gauntlet has been well and truly thrown down for Android…
Meanwhile, did you know that CAPTCHA stands for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart”? Nah, we didn’t either.